• Miapatrick replied to the topic On The Sofa (9)

    @thane16 re chocolate, your mother has a point, as white  chocolate isn’t chocolate, it contains no coco, but then the same could be said about most milk chocolate…

  • @thane16: ‘Mum is coming up the stairs. She has a heavy tread’ now, there’s your dramatic tension!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @pedant: to be fair that’s closer than I’d get to her surname without pausing my comment to look it up… but yeah.

  • @thane16 ummm….

  • @shinymcshine while that is an excellent story I think the BBC would hesitate to present a story that initially plays out as a young girl suicidal at being dumped then running back after a text because ‘he still loves me’, and I’m not sure I like that interpretation of our Sexy. I mean, she stole a timelord and ran away to explore the universe.…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @ichabod – don’t know about the characterisation. He’s set up a situation with two male companions linked by someone they both loved who is dead. Possibly my favourite line was when Graham was with Ryan as he woke up and says ‘come on, we’ll sort this out’. How Graham? You’ve just been accidentally teleported into space and stopped up by a…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @ichabod oh I think it’s the right strategy. And character work might be the focus of this version of Who. I think Jaz’s turn might well be next week. When there’s a bigger team, giving everyone equal time ends up a bit like those bands where everyone sings a line in turn. This week, the Doctor was dealing with accidentally abducting and nearly…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @mudlark yes, custard creams just taste generically of… biscuit. I’m not too keen on sweet things that aren’t sour. Apart from Hob Nobs.

    re: Tardis interior, I seem to recall when Bill first stepped in there was a similar effect?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @bluesqueakpip – I thought the comment about people putting stuff in him was a reference to the bomb thing last week. But then it was Graham who said it… I like the theory. I’m inclining to Ryan’s dad being her actual son.

    @juniperfish – that was the impression I got, but as @cathannabel suggests, the truth could be more interesting,…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @nearlysane I must admit at one point I was watching them run and thought ‘now Ryan falls over’ and topple he did. Only because I’m dyspraxic. I’m hoping they go a little further than the coordination issues though.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @kharis isn’t it!

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @tardigrade I would put money on Graham’s time in the Tardis being his time in remission and him sacrificing himself in some way, with a speech along the lines of ‘I got (x amount) more years, I got Grace, I got to go on all these wonderful/absolutely appalling adventures’.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @notime: That there is a custard cream. Absolutely useless in my opinion without a cup of tea, I hope there’s a kettle in there somewhere…

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @bendubz11 yes, the family thing – when she’s asked if she has family in episode one, she says no, she’s lost them, but she keeps them with her, thinks about what they’d think etc. At the time I thought maybe it was a way of putting all of that to rest, clean slate etc. And then I thought it tied in nicely with Grace’s death. But now…

    If this…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @bilbobaggins – I do like the fact that this first female incarnation of the Doctor absolutely looks like she’d have a daughter who looks like Jenny. (Of course, so did Davidson’s Doctor, for obvious reasons.)

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @ardaraith @miapatrick @mudlark @juniperfish: this site being this site, we were always going to find something to theorise about.

    So, my main worry is that they might try to incorporate the Spockification of the Doctor attempted in the film (I am 100% happy that 8 is officially one of the Doctors but I prefer it when we politely ignore the half…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Maldovarium

    @arbutus Katharine Hepburn (sorry, pet peeve, my own first name is Katharine.)

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @bluesqueakpip,@pedant: re medipods – I did notice how Graham was waking Ryan up and thought it was interesting that he seemed to have recovered sooner than his grandson. (I’m reading it as that for Graham, Ryan is his grandson, whatever Ryan’s thoughts on the matter). This might just be to emphasise this dynamic, but he’d recovered quickly enough…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @Craig – now you mention it, SkyHigh as a company name has an arc-y sound to it. And why were there two targets in the Sheffield area so close together in time? And why is earth being used as a hunting ground at all, seeing as it has been defended throughout time by a grumpy, very protective time lord?

    (As for the last, given Eleventh Hour and…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Ghost Monument

    @pedant there was something in her reaction to it that caught my attention, I’d almost missed what it was they said. It’ll be interesting to see how this series pans out.

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